YEREVAN (Sputnik) — According to Tonoyan, arms procurement market is open to Armenia, but there are some political restrictions due to the reluctance of the EU countries and the United States to promote the growth of military capabilities in the Karabakh conflict zone.
"Israel has offered us arms similar to those sold to Azerbaijan. We refused because we deem it unnecessary," the minister said in an interview with the Azatutyun radio.
Earlier in April, Armenia’s defense ministry claimed that Azerbaijan's army was using the Harop drone produced by Israel.
The violence in Nagorno-Karabakh escalated on April 2. Baku and Yerevan have accused each other of provoking hostilities.
Following five days of clashes that led to fatal casualties on both sides, the ceasefire was implemented.